Adapting Your Recruitment Process to Handle Increase in Job Applicants

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global economy in many ways. Only time will tell what the virus’ reach, impact, and fallout in total are. However, a measurable aspect of COVID-19 is job loss, and it continues to fluctuate each day. How should you adjust your recruitment process to adapt?

Estimates show that the pandemic forced the US economy shed 22.2 million jobs in March and April. Around 10 million people in the United States are looking for jobs on the direct behalf of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This has created a massive uptick to job application form submissions. This means that any company’s recruitment process has been challenged and likely forced to alter among the wave of applicants.

So what can companies do when they see a surge or increase in job submissions? How do they find the needled (the best candidates) as they haystack (number of applicants) only gets bigger and bigger? Read on to find out.


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